Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as Swiss, cheddar, or mozzarella)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley), optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Chicken Breasts:
  • Use a sharp knife to create a pocket in each chicken breast. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Season the inside and outside of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  1. Stuff the Chicken:
  • Divide the diced ham and shredded cheese evenly among the chicken breasts, stuffing them into the pockets you created.
  1. Secure the Chicken:
  • Use toothpicks to secure the openings of the chicken breasts, keeping the ham and cheese filling inside.
  1. Season and Sear:
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Optional: Sprinkle dried herbs over the chicken breasts for extra flavor.
  • Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are lightly browned.
  1. Bake:
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).
  1. Serve:
  • Carefully remove the toothpicks from the chicken breasts before serving.
  • Serve the ham and cheese stuffed chicken with your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a side salad.

Grocery List:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Diced ham (about 1 cup)
  • Shredded cheese (about 1 cup, Swiss, cheddar, or mozzarella)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley)